Obituaries

Wed
28
Jan

June Marie Norman

June M. (Leiber) Norman, 93, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at Maple Lane Healthcare Center in the town of Belle Plaine.

June was born on June 20, 1921, the beloved daughter of the late Erwin E. and Gertrude (Schwartz) Leiber in St. Louis, Missouri. She was a graduate of Cleveland High School and a member of First Unity Church in Missouri.

June worked in the insurance industry for 30 years, retiring from Crum and Forster Insurance in 1990. She was a volunteer for 17 years for Feed My People Food Pantry and the Carondelet Historical Center. In 2011, June moved from Missouri to Shawano. She had a wonderful life and was a proud and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend.

Fri
23
Jan

Dorothy Aurelia Kroenke

Dorothy A. Kroenke, 92, of Shawano, died on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in the town of Belle Plaine.

Dorothy was born on Aug. 13, 1922, in Shawano, the daughter of the late David and Aurelia (Moede) Beversdorf. She grew up on a farm and as a teenager was the Shawano County Dairy Princess as well as earning a scholarship to the Teacher’s College at Stevens Point, where she worked in the college library. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, she returned home to work.

Fri
23
Jan

Nelda Marie Haack Maec Wapanukiw

Reynelda “Nelda” Marie “Baby Girl” Haack, 68, of Neopit, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Wausau.

Nelda was born on Feb. 26, 1946, in Lac Du Flambeau, the daughter of the late Allen and Viola (Dowd) Pyawasit. She graduated from Neillsville High School and spent most of her life in Wisconsin, settling in Neopit for the last 25 years. Nelda was united in marriage to Wayne Behnke and then later to Frederick “Fritz” Haack. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and was a member of the DRUM. Above all else, Nelda loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Thu
22
Jan

Theodore K. Kuranda

Theodore (Ted) K. Kuranda, 68, of Iowa City, Iowa, entered into eternal peace on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Ted was born on March 20, 1946, in Chicago, to Walter and the late Bernice (Jenkins) Kuranda.

Ted enjoyed doing puzzles, playing Yahtzee and cards, always trying to sit so he could assure his win over his mother. Ted was also a master at pool and enjoyed traveling.

Ted is survived by his father, Walter Kuranda, of Cecil; brothers, Walt Kuranda, Rich (Betsy) Kuranda and Steve Kuranda; sisters, Janet (Mike) Laffoon, Marilyn (Frank) Blatchford, Carol Daily, Betsy Malnati and Vicki Huffman; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Ted was proceeded in death by his mother, Bernice Kuranda, and brothers Gary Kuranda and Stan Kuranda.

Thu
22
Jan

Gertrude Joos

Gertrude “Gert” Joos, 100, of Shawano, and formerly of Clintonville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at the Shawano Medical Center.

The former Gertrude Theresa Kern was born on Nov. 6, 1914, in Mackville (town of Center, Outagamie County) to George and Agnes (Weiland) Kern. On Aug. 31, 1946, she was united in marriage to Arthur E. Joos in Appleton.

The couple lived in Menasha for a few years and in 1950 moved to New London. While in New London, they were members of Most Precious Blood Catholic Church. Gert liked to volunteer at MPB School, helping out in the library and with the lunch room. In 1977, the couple moved to Tigerton, where they became members of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.

Wed
21
Jan

Elden Steege

Elden Steege, 88, was born March 23, 1926, in Marion to Samuel and Lola Steege.

He was united in marriage to Nadine Giessel on June 10, 1950. Elden and Nadine ran a family farm for 35 years near Marion before working for the Marion school system as a custodian. He retired to Arkansas with his wife, where he spent a great many more years enjoying his retirement before moving back to Shawano recently.

Elden and Nadine enjoyed traveling the U.S. in their spare time. Whether by car, train, or airplane they found new places to explore, from Florida to Alaska, Hawaii to New England, even Canada and Mexico. Elden enjoyed woodworking, fishing, farming and being around his family.

He passed on peacefully from a short illness after being surrounded by the favorite of these interests, his family, on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Samuel and Lola Steege, and one brother, Warren (Beverly) Steege.

Wed
21
Jan

Donovan Charles Glocke

Donovan Charles Glocke, 81, of Shawano, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Shawano. He was born on Aug. 21, 1933, in Clintonville, the son of the late Charles J. and Dorothy A. (Delaney) Glocke.

Donovan graduated from Clintonville High School with the Class of 1952 and then attended Wisconsin State Teachers College and Marquette University. While in college, he worked at the Schlitz Brewery in Milwaukee. After school, he became a teacher and then principal for the Milwaukee Public School District. Donovan lived in Whitefish Bay until his retirement in 1991 and then moved back to the area. He enjoyed his time spent growing up on Shawano Lake and being an outdoorsman, hunting and fishing. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Wed
21
Jan

Daniel O. Olson

Daniel “Dan” O. Olson, 62, of Clintonville, passed away at his residence on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory of Clintonville is assisting his family with the arrangements.

www.eberhardtstevenson.com.

Wed
21
Jan

Geraldine Helen Hauk

Geraldine Helen Hauk, 86, of Shawano, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015.

Geraldine was born on Nov. 15, 1928, in Gresham, the daughter of the late Joseph and Irene (Achten) Kort. On June 25, 1949, she was united in marriage to Arnold F. Hauk at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano.

Geraldine was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, St. Anne’s Society Christian Mother’s, a Cub Scout den mother, Girl Scout troop leader and a Brownie leader. Geraldine worked at Van Dyke Ceramics, North Air Sportswear and then for Dr. Gehr and Dr. Dahlie. She enjoyed playing cards in card clubs, rosemaling and painting.

Wed
21
Jan

Joan Carol Reinke

Joan Carol Reinke, 81, of Bonduel, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Green Bay.

Joan was born on Sept. 1, 1933, in New London, the daughter of the late Donald and Loretta (Bricco) Devine. After graduating from Bear Creek High School in 1951, Joan began working in the office of Four Wheel Drive in Clintonville until Oct. 23, 1954, when she was united in marriage to Donald L. Reinke at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bear Creek. Don and Joan were inseparable from the day they met and recently celebrated 60 wonderful years of marriage.

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